Pet Education

What the “Bug”?! (i.e., Insect Bites and Possible Allergic Reactions in Your Pet)

Insect Bites and Allergic Reactions in Your Pet

Allergic reactions secondary to insect bites spike during the summer months. From dogs stepping on a bee to cats trying to catch some type of flying insect, these incidents often result in a trip to the emergency room. Often times these incidents are witnessed however there can be occasions when pets are treated for an allergic reaction just given the history and his or her clinical symptoms.


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Shakey-Shake, My Dog Got Into Snail Bait!

metaldehyde based snail/slug baits

By Elizabeth Craig, DVM Emergency + Critical Care Dog and cat tremor-inducing toxin due to exposure to metaldehyde based snail/slug baits.  Hooray! The rains have finally come to southern California but the damp environment is bringing out slugs and snails. Here at ASG, we have seen a few pets come in after accidentally eating commercial […]


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When Animals Attack: Traumatic wounds.

Traumatic Wounds: Haloumi-Cut-01

By Andreas Andreou, DVM Emergency + Critical Care There are many different scenarios of dog fights and animal attacks. Even friendly dogs can suddenly become aggressive or fall victim to an attacking animal. A good example is at the dog park. Many dogs of different sizes and varying obedience levels are mixed together in a […]


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My Pet’s what is infected? Canine Diskospondylitis

ASG Canine Diskospondylitis

By Megan Stout Steele, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Diskospondylitis is an infection of the intervertebral disk and its continuous vertebral body endplates. Who gets diskospondylitis This disease is typically seen in medium to giant breed older male dogs, however it can be seen in any dog and has also been reported in cats. The thoracolumbar […]


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Splenic Hemangiosarcoma: An aggressive, highly invasive variety of cancer in dogs.

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

By Mishka Gonsalves DVM and Michael Huber, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons Hemangiosarcoma is a cancer of the blood vessels, which most commonly forms a mass on the spleen. Other locations can include the liver, diaphragm and heart. This aggressive cancer typically presents itself as an emergency when the mass ruptures and the patient starts to […]


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